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surprise crowds a whole lot bigger than we expected. here in nevada, harry reid is in trouble. in fact, is he in so much trouble that he has got a guy following us around, videotaping our rallies. i assume they will be reviewing them later. so harry has heard what we are doing out here. he is -- there are signs all over the place that say anybody but b-u-t-t harry. gretchen: there was this new poll came out today. 80% of the people polled believed that as americans they know more about the health care reform situation and the bill and some the facets than -- could. would you be surprised that that many people would feel that way? >> i really, really, really wouldn't be surprised. i know that one of the speakers that is actually with us through nevada, she pulled out the health care bill. and it's -- these two giant binders probably about 3 or 4 inches thick each and that has to be one of the most powerful things. and, you know, she goes through the whole -- she actually read it and talks kind of through it a little bit. and i really wouldn't be surprised if they -- they don't know anyt
as well. two, it has to become a priority for our united states senate, and for harry reid, he has got to begin to work with not simply republicans, they are not going to vote for these democrats, but for democrats, the moderate democrats who are afraid ever standing up and voting for good, progressive judges. he has to approach those moderate democrats. he's got to butt recess those democrats. we have to give those democrats, and we know who they are, confidence in standing up for good judges. we need to ensure that the senators on the senate judiciary committee step up to the plate as well. now we know that justice sotomayor was a little bit tim id at those hearings -- timid at those hearings, but she had a job to do, and that was to get confirmed. the senators on those panels have to articulate, as everyone has said, a very broad vision of why judges are important, why courts are important, and why we need strong progressives on these courts. so we have all -- we all have our bit to do. i am confident that people listening will do our job, and we have to ensure that at the end of ei
and staffers waiting to pay their final respects to ted kennedy. we're now hearing that harry reid is willing to do a partisan bill on health care. if he cannot bridge the gap. would such a bill have any support from the american people? with us now is professor of advanced political studies at george washington, bob bechel and cal thomas, big title on that. you sound important when they say that to you. >> he used to call me the professor thing. its part-time job. >> trace: i saw on the teleprompter that is a long together for bob. i got to start with you first. harry reid he may very well cram this thing through. you look at the polls and harry reid pushing this thing through. would he be thumbing their noses at the american people? >> first of all, you have to keep in mind, he would have to do under reconciliation that would get only a part of the current outline of health care reform bill through, not the whole thing. i don't think it's going to happen. one of the things about missing ted kennedy, there is a deal yesterday yet to be brokered. you heard the conversation with scott rasmusse
. last week, majority leader harry reid said, "teddy, as you know is dead, that's why i'm stuck on bipartisanship." republicans are no fans of the plan which would cut them and conservative democrats out of the deal. republican orrin hatch tells abc that lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> the one thing that kennedy has, he could bring together all of the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on once he made up his mind. as somebody whoever the last 33 years passed almost every healthcare bill that works, many of them was ted kennedy. mews of them were. >> one leading the fight is his longtime friend chris dodd. he called kennedy a tactician and master of the senate. dodd said senators would bring bipartisanship to the table to work out differences. >> if you want to honor teddy's memory, it's to come back and sort of, as i said the other night, put behind us the blistering days of august and to enter the cool days of september. and start acting like senators again. >> so far, there is a lot of talk about compromise from both sides but no action. nex
today show that harry reid could be voted out of office next year. he is now trailing two republican challengers in his home state of nevada. this conjures up memories of tom daschle, ousted in 2004. shannon has been looking closely through the polls. how concerned should harry reid be? >> he is in danger of repeating history. in 2004, tom daschle was voted out, a top senate democrat at the time. voters decided to go with a conservative, very different than tom daschle. that was the first time in 50 years that the top democrats have lost his reelection. so now we're looking at harry reid, the majority leader, and he is going to meet the same fate, something he does not want, and something the democrats do not want in 2010, either. when you look at the potential head-to-head matchups, first against the son of a famous nfl coach, reid goes down 11% against danny tarkanian. he is down to sue loud and by 5%. both of them could beat him convincingly if there were voting today. jane: what kind of hurdles does he have to overcome? >> things are tough and nevada. there is double digit unempl
maneuvering for a simple majority instead of the threshold. harry reid said if he can't get a by partisan bill through, he'll vote part son. orrin hatch said lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> he could bring together all the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on. >> kennedy had something most members in the senate don't have he could afford to wait. and he didn't have to worry about attacks from the left, over 47-year career. >> he had the ability and knowledge to get into a political situation and make the compromises and he knew there might be some people who might be unhappy but no one was going to say, take it out for no good reason. >> so far, no action. next up, gang of six, bipartisan group in the senate committee they have a conference call this friday. >> dick cheney accusing president obama's administration of under mining national security. in a fox news exclusive, cheney slams the justice department's decision to investigate terror interrogators. it's such a terrible precedent by looking back at the previous administration. >> you think it's a polit
harry reid and christopher dodd and barbara boxer are showing vulnerability in the polls. there is reason to believe that the democrats, for the first time in a couple of elections, are vulnerable. bill: where will we be one month from now, will we have moved the ball forward? >> the real issue is to get consensus in the democratic party. ramming through a bill within a narrow majority of the senate and house, losing a lot of democratic votes, that is not the right way to go. bill, thank you. -- bill: thank you. megyn:ç top democrats are askig insurance companies to open up their books. some are calling it an audit. çis this oversight, or are democrats using your taxpayer dollars to control the financial industry? bill: we are going to come to a man who works at a news and parks -- amusement parks and we will talk about the dangers. gecko vo: you see, it's not just telling people geico could save 'em hundreds on car insurance. it's actually doing it. gecko vo: businessmen say "hard work equals success." well, you're looking at, arguably, the world's most successful bu
're supposed to be do what we want not what you want. >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? bill: the obama white house says protests against the health care plan are orchestrated by the far-right. >> you need to get the government the hell out of our way. [cheers] bill: is that true? and how is the media covering it? bernie goldberg will analyze. >> i have never really been interested in politics. meeting john edwards was interesting. bill: the mistress of john edwards testifies in front of a grand jury today. she brought her baby. how much trouble is the former senator in? megyn kelly will tell us. >> president obama promised transparency, yet, he has chosen not to release his original birth certificate or a copy of it. bill: now lou dobbs wife being attacked on nbc because of the commentators reporting on cnn. we will tell you what going on. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncic
, why is nancy pelosi and harry reid trying to kill them? folks, these people are over the top. and they're not grasping the situation. they are easily led. and it's scary. they're being fed lies by right-wing radio. they're being fed lies by right-wing talkers on television and they're playing the fear card big-time. and they're basically depending on these people to go out and do their dirty work. now this is all about a massive misinformation campaign. and the president spoke to it this weekend. >> so let me explain what reform will mean for you. and let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia or cut medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care. that's simply not true. >> here's where it's coming from. sarah palin. she's playing around with her facebook account on friday and put this garbage up on her site. the america i know and love is not the one which my parents or my baby with down syndrome will have to stand in front of the obama's death panel, so the bureaucrats can decide based on the subjective judgment of their level o
. two, it is -- has got to become a priority for our united states senate and for harry reid, our majority leader. he has got to begin to work with not simply republicans, they are not going to vote for these democrats, but, for democrats, the moderate democrats who are afraid of standing up and voting for good, progressive judges. he's got to approach those moderate democrats. he has got to buttress those democrats. we have to do our bit to give those democrats -- and we know who they are -- confidence and standing up for good judges. we need to ensure that the senators on the senate judiciary committee step up to the plate as well. now, we know judge sotomayor, now justice sotomayor as doug mentioned was a little bit timid at those hearings but she had a job to do and that was to get confirmed. the senators on that judiciary committee, particularly those democrats, have to articulate as everyone has said, a very broad vision of why judges are important. why courts are important. and why we need strong progressives on these courts and so we all have our bit to do. i am very, very
instituted john fellow is back. penny lee is here. by the way, did you see harry reid's numbers approval rating in the tank. >> but you can't beat him with nobody. somebody has got to stand up. sean: against an unknown state party chair is he losing by six points. >> this election is just young. it is just getting started. he is going to come back. mark my words, is he going to be returning to the state senator from nevada. sean: i'm telling you, is he going to lose. >> i take that with pleasure. sean: these town halls are obviously inspiring the american people and left is lashing out. robert gibbsson 00 today show today trying to blame cable and talk radio. here is what he said. >> we all have something to lose, matt, if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year. what's unproductive is if somebody comes to a town hall meeting and you can't ask your question or your mother can't ask her question because somebody else is yelling. that's what cable tv and the food fight brings to this. sean: only people, john that are yelling here and
volition. >> top senate democrat harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for reform, quote, in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents, and their concerns. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> jamie: congress wants to spend your tax dollars on a major corporate airplane upgrade. do they really need new planes? our next guest showing us where your money is going, also, some wannabe rock stars, even one of our own, took to the stage in washington last night and they didn't have any instrument, though. griff jenkins in the middle of it all, dedicated dreamers checking out their airness, you should see what he is doing right now. i haven't. well, now's a great time to do something. call 1-800-713-2576 for a free information kit and trial offer of once-a-month actonel. and ask your doctor how to help treat osteoporosis. actonel is clinically proven to help reverse bone loss and can help increase bone strength to help prevent fractures. do not take actonel if
not on -- >> but their rhetoric is a little different. what nancy pelosi and harry reid, the majority leader in the senate is that they're evil and make too much money. what the president has been saying is their business is to be responsible and provide the services that all of us are paying for and that they're not providing the services safety net we're all paying for. he talks about the word "responsibility." and they're saying something a little different, which is they're making excessive profits and that they are in effect evil companies. he doesn't go quite that far. gwen: how much is this coordinated if at all? >> it's well-coordinated on both sides. there's a lot of work going on trying to figure out what's the best way to sell this, what's the best way to attack it. and i think what you saw this week is that the administration and the democrats decided, you know, there's one person in the white house, you're either a stick or pinata, and they'd rather be the stick than the pinata and they were getting hit very hard. they spent a lot of time trying to talk about this in terms of bringing down co
woman asking a question. this is all part of the angry mob. roll that tape. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: does she seem like an angry mob? she seems like she could be my mom. >> according to barbara boxer, if you dress neatly, you are neatlyrent-a-mob -- you are a rent-a-mob. they outrage has been stirred up and they have the nerve to accuse this legal lady and the veteran and other people of being a fake. you cannot get actors that. sean: what is the net result? i think i know the answer. if you try to smear the american people, as far as i recall, we are still "we, the people," if you discredit them, what is the net political fallout of doing something like that? >> i think the net political fallout is this is an act of desperation. they see this thing slipping away between their fingers and they are lashing out without thinking about it. the wonderful thing about angry american citizens is that when you try to slime them, they do not go away. they come back. it is a very "
-- at the direction at this country under president obama, harry reid, and nancy pelosi. they have spent billions of dollars in the last few months, and we're trillions of dollars in debt. congressman connolly, you are our representative. you represent we the people. i implore you to vote no on this bill, preserve our freedom, and prevent our country from sliding into economic ruin. >> thank you, michele. i am sorry for your loss. micron mother -- my grandmother had alzheimer's. she was help the other wives, and so she lived along wake -- all long time with this debilitating illness that is so devastating, to see someone gradually fade away from the person that you knew. i have deep empathy for what you went through. while there may be the impression out there, especially if you watch too much of fox news -- [unintelligible] i cannot help it. i'm a democrat. but there are not panels that will tell you and your doctor what i loved one is going to get, suffering from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comparative effectiveness so that we know what treatments make sense. let me gi
apparently been saved, adding $2 billion to re-fund the program. senate majority leader harry reid says he has enough votes to extend the program, giving people $4,500 for trading in gas guzzling cars for more fuel- efficient vehicles. we will bring you more information when we get it. and when will it stop? tonight, is general electric. they must think we are all big fools -- it is general electric. the sec just slapped g.e. with a fine of $50 million. why? the sec says g.e. misled investors by providing false financial results. a'misled"? are you kidding? nobody in g.e. is getting charged criminally for lying. this is just a civil penalty. but dazzy pace's $50 million fine for lying? the people at the top who did the lying -- but it gets to pay the $50 million? the little guy pays -- but guess who pays the $50 million? this one in rages me. --ç enrages me. the liars and cheats do not pay it. >> the reason every shareholder should be enraged is that the people who were defrauded here were the investors, the pepee who cheated. greta: and they are paying for it. >> yes, the people who wer
tax that all of us pay. sean: i want to talk about the political implications. look at harry reid's numbers. chris god is in trouble. governors corzine and paterson of new york, corzine is losing by a lot. bob mcdonald has a big lead. toomey is plipping the polls by 20 some odd points. do you think this holds, as time goes on or is this a short-term bump for the republicans? >> it has long-term ramifications. between now and november of 2010 is like several geology call ages will come and go between now and then. but it is a significant change and likely to remain because the administration in my opinion is not going to respond in a appropriate way. we'll have our first test in november in new jersey and virginia. and i suspect we will see republican pickups. sean: sign that for me. karl rove. thanks. it's the preliminary year of our "sleep-in panel." you get to sleep in on sunday morning. but first, david axelrod, is he spasming you with e mails urging you to support bicycle, i've missed you. gathering dust, as pollen floats through the air. but with the strength of zyrtec ® , t
it, senator majority leader harry reid and talks about this to -- and max baucus -- jon kyl, and nothing more than a trojan horse. shepard: shannon bream, thanks. to afghanistan. the country is going forward with the election, and militants seem determined to disrupt it. a pair of attacks today. two mortars landed near the presidential palace. we are told the president hamid karzai was not hurt near that strike. hamanother seven people were killed and another attack. they are hoping to the polling places relatively safe for as many people as possible, but with a series of threats, taliban militants are making it clear that casting a vote means risking life and limb. greg reports live from kabul. >> we are just a little away from the voting. the taliban is sending out a g:t(q&y message. now&ere was that message more clear than in the eastern portion of the city of kabul. we were there shortly before a car bomb struck there. a suicide car bombers leaving at least one person killed, two u.n. employees killed, and is typical with these attacks, dozens and dozens of civilians kil
: faces of evil? that's what senate majority leader harry reid is calling town hall protesters exercising their right to free speech. can you imagine if trent lott secretary of defense that when he had the job? can republicans get away with saying anything like that. we report. you decide. steve: peta's brand new billboard calls overweight women whales. does it get the point across or does it cross the line? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. when this shoe store added aflac to its employee benefits package no direct cost the company... it was a perfect fit. find out more at aflac!... ...forbusiness.com i hate my phone. what do i do? ( shouting ) this is crazy. you. let's run a free upgrade check. see if you're due for a new smartphone. don't i need to go to my carrier's store for that? no, you don't have to. we sell phones and plans on all the major networks. ok. well, is time travel possible? yes, i am from the future. announcer: phones, plans, and advice from thousands of people eager to help. into an incredibly strong, healthy cat.he has blossomed... his coat is incredibly s
extraordinary. >greta: apparently this has gotten under the skin of some. harry reid said in an interview, he referred to some of these people as "evil monsters who are using lies, innuendo, rumor to drag out national the bakdebate" >> you have other opinions written by the leader of the house and the speaker of the house in which they said that these people were acting at american. you have the white house through organizing for america, this is the front group for obama, they sent an e-mail that said that these people were tools of the insurance industry. these are ordinary people, many of whom have never been involved politically before, who feel extraordinarily concerned about this gigantic monster of a bill that seems to be rammed down everyone's throat and they want to make their opinions known. there are many people who do something for the first time, the first time they participated in politics so they are rushed around the edges of -- rough around the edges. they're not exactly polished. as a result, members of congress should pay more attention. greta: it is almost like this bill h
harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for a reform, quote, in spite of the loud shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns. bret. bret: molly, thank you. of all the stumbling blocks to healthcare reform, there may be none more polarizing than abortion. correspondent james rosen reports on the problems facing lawmakers trying to please two very different constituencies. >> perhaps the most contentious issue in american politics over the past 35 years, abortion now threatens to divide senators grasping for a bipartisan compromise on healthcare reform ax key senate negotiator said wednesday lawmakers are trying to steer a middle course. >> there are ongoing discussions with pro life and pro choice groups getting their input, and so that that they are not prepared to reach a conclusion. >> the state court legalized abortions in roe vs. wade in 1973. subsequent statutes have largely prohibited federal funds from being used to subsidize abortions which are covered in
-span, president obama, vice president biden, and senate majority leader harry reid comment on the death of senator ted kennedy. after that, we will show you senator kennedy's speeches at the 1980 democratic convention. later, congressman gerry connolly hold a town hall meeting in springfield, virginia. >> as washington and the nation continues to focus on health care, sunday on c-span, we will talk about dealing with the swine flu virus with dr. thomas friedman, director of the centers for disease control on newsmakers. then there will be a look inside the u.s. hospitals. cohen said the supreme court to see those -- go inside the supreme court to see those rarely seen places. the supreme court is home to the nation's highest court. senator ted kennedy served nine times, serving 47 years in the senate. senator kennedy served on seven major committees, armed services, and the judiciary committee. in 1980, senator kennedy unsuccessfully challenged president carter for the presidential -- for the democratic presidential nomination. president obama spoke about ted kennedy this morning from martha's vin
pelosi and harry reid, th majoity leaderin thesenate is that th're evil and make too muc money. whathe president has been sayi is their business is o be responsble and provide the services that l of us are paying for andthat they're not providing the servicessafety net we're l paying for. he talks about the word "resnsibility." and they're sayingsomething a little diferent, which is ty're making excessive prits and that they arein effect evil companies. he doesn't go ite that far. gwen: how much is is coordinated if at ll? >> it'swell-coordined on th sides. thers a lot of work going o trying to figure outwhat's the best way t sell this, what the best way to attack i. and think what you saw this week is that t administration and the democra decied, you know, there's one person in the whiteouse, you're either a stk or inata, and they'd rather be the stick han the pita and they were getting hit veryhard. they spent a lot o time trying to talk about thiin terms of bringi down costs, that tis would savemoney, it would sve the vernment money and in t long run good for the deficit. but as th
of his life. senate majority leader harry reid says democrats will rededicate themselves for the causes to which he so do you -- diewtfully dedicated his career. >> you can get more on abc2news.com. and more on "good morning america." >>> now to video you'll only see on abc2 news. a city cop rear ended as she stood at a light on wabash and northern parkway in northwest baltimore. the officer will be ok. no word if the driver will be charged. >>> to exclusive video from northwest baltimore. fire crews investigating a house fire on oak hill street around midnight. we're told everyone inside did make it out ok. they are being held by neighborhood services. we're still awaiting word on how the fire started in the first place. >>> layoffs and furloughs, a way of life for state workers. >> the governor will announce his plans to balance the state budget today. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with more. >> reporter: more budget cuts on the way as the governor announces more than $450 million worth of jobs and services that will get the ax. governor o'malley says this latest round will inclu
're pushing harder on health care reform. senate majority leader harry reid says they'll rededicate themselves to the causes kennedy championed. he had been working the phones from his sickbed even, trying to push through health care reform. >>> democrats is what one astronaut tweeted after nasa scratched a shuttle launch for the second time. weather was the culprit on tuesday. nasa hopes to launch the shuttle early friday after testing the valve. >>> an airplane flew into washington's restricted air space. get this. it's the very same plane that caused an evacuation of the white house four years ago. a student pilot got within ten miles of raggal national airport yesterday before it was intercepted by coast guard helicopters. i know. makes you shake your head. those are system of the headlines we're working on this morni morning. >>> how's the coffee, huh? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. >>> we have to look back at the legacy of senator kennedy. richard lui, it's a long one. you mentioned even from his sickbed he was working, making calls. a fighter to the end. >> that's right. he returne
harry reid, has stepped up his attack on the protestors. senator reed calls them evil mongerss. he says the evil mongers are spreading lies, inknew went doe, and rumor. this is not the first time that reed has criticized protestors in those town halls. he's accused him of what is the loud and tlud voices to interrupt the meeting. kruk grassly weighing in. he says that the senate has dropped the controversial end of life provisions from the legislation. critics said that they have led to so called death panels and ut asia. and the first by partisan group to assure that the legislation does result and defend a bill open to interpretation but i can't. people are so angry with the way congress is handling the health care legislation with lawmakers and representatives website and the congressional website slow and responsive. another indication of the outrage over the health care initiatives is the rising number of americans who are outright challenging our political eye leet for the first time. americans refusing to accept what the white house or the democratic party are saying about health
has finally gotten underway. senate majority leader harry reid kicked things off this morning continuing to portray sonia sotomayor as the ideal candidate. she developed a 17-year record as a mod at mainstream judge. -- as a moderate mainstream judge. when the judge testified before the senate judiciary committee for four grueling days, she respectfully and thoroughly answered questions from both sides of the aisle, democrats and republicans. >> but republicans say the answers sotomayor gave don't match the record she has left behind in speeches and writings, that suggest she believes judges can and should be influenced by personal factors outside the law, so even though both democrats and republicans ak nomed today that the vetting on the senate judiciary committee was fair, there is still six republicans who have indicated they will cross party lines to vote yes while 28 will vote no. there are still six unknowns on the republicans' side of the aisle and today senate minority leader mitch mcconnell renewed concerns that sotomayor will govern based on feelings rather than law
leader harry reid says democrats will re-dedicate themselves for the causes to which he so do you thinkfully dedicated his life. >>> stay with us for more on the death of senator ted kennedy. "good morning america" will look back at the senator's life and career. you can get the latest at abc2news.com. you can also leave comments about the senator's death on our web site. it's the first story on abc2news.com. >>> now to the video you will only see here on abc2 news. a city cop rear-ended as she sat at a light early this morning at wabash and northern parkway in northwest baltimore. the driver was taken to the hospital, will be ok. no word on if the driver will be charged. >>> to exclusive video from northwest baltimore. fire crews investigating a house fire on oak hill street around midnight. we're told everybody inside made it out ok. they are now being held by neighborhood services. no word now on how this fire started. >>> three young men from baltimore county are charged with gang raping three women in baltimore city. police say on july 27th two women accepted a ride from two
these protesters nazis. the senate majority leader harry reid called them unamerican. and, the white house started gathering information on the health care opposition, in a move that critics are comparing to president nixon's enemies list. there is a white house web site, set up now, to keep track of disinformation as the white house is calling it. about the democrats' health care reform. and our next guest says the information going to the web site is permanent and very, very secret. byron york this is chief political correspondent for the washington examiner and a fox news contributor, byron, good morning. >> good morning. >> jamie: let's talk about the white house, looking for disinformation out there. and, as they are asking people to send these e-mails or any information, they see, to flag at whitehouse.gov are they collecting a database you are concerned will become permanent and secretive. >> they are required by law to keep records of the e-mails they receive, something called the presidential records act which requires the white house to keep this stuffal also if you as a citizen want to
-american, harry reid calling them evil mongers, other people calling them mobs and thugs. the backlash against the democratic party here is astonishing. middle american by 2 to 1, they agree with the protesters and not with the democratic party. >> eleanor. >> first of all, cindy said to shout down over people views is un-american. they didn't call the shouters un-american. i think the president has lost momentum here. people who have insurance are worried that they are going to lose something in this very extensive package. and the president really doesn't have a single bill that he can point to. he doesn't have a clear message and all of the bills floating around on political provide lots of inviting targets for people who want to kill healthcare and want to kill the obama presidency along with it. the political stakes here are huge and the president has done a good job with the special interest. they are all tentatively on board. it's the political opposition that is much more intense this time and it seems to have caught the obama administration by surprise. >> you are seeing the americ
the democratic party and against barack obama, read and as a policy. -- harry reid and nancy pelosi. we dodged one bullet when we did not go home. they told us to leave and we said no. we got organized with the two parties on april 15 and july 4 and the august revolt. every year, they write that something interesting happens in august. this is what happened. we happened. [applause] there is another mistake but we have avoided. that is that we have avoided the mistake that we made in 1996 and 1998 when we focused too much on bill clinton and his personal failings. bill clinton was a threat to the country because of the taxes and spending in the regulations that he supported an he more clearly supports now -- that he supported them and the more clearly supports now. -- that he supported then and keep more clearly supports now. this time around, we are focused with nancy pelosi and harry reid and those democrats in the house that are voting for higher taxes on energy. yes, barack obama is the guy who signs the bills at the end of the day. he is almost irrelevant. the damage is done by nancy pelos
majority leader harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator dole brand, both of them home state senators for sotomayor on behalf of their extraordinary work. i want to thank all the members of congress who have taken the time to join us here at the event and want to acknowledge all of the advocates and groups who organized to mobilize in support of these efforts from the very beginning. your worked maybe absolutely -- your work was critical to our success, so pat ourselves on the back. congratulations. [applause] to members of congress want to acknowledge, senator bob menendez, who worked so hard on the senate side -- and commerce woman vasquez -- congresswoman vasquez, from our hispanic caucus. i think we all wanted take a moment to recognize the woman who in so many ways made this day possible, justice sotomayor. [applause] she is here with her husband, omar, her brother, one, and other members of her family who are thrilled they could join us here to
to become ambassador to south africa. senate majority leader harry reid is in the political fight of his life, not on chill, but back home in neff d.a. a recent mason-dixon poll shows reid behind both republican rivals in next year's re-election bid. he trails danny tarkanian and sue louden by five head to head matchups. his favorable rate something 37% with unfavorable at 50%. who knew that the $787 billion stimulus package would be so stimulating? "the new york post" reports hundreds of thousands of dollars are going to behavioral sex research at schools across the country. one of the grants awarded by the national institutes of health will fund research on the barriers to correct condom use at indiana university for $221,000. syracuse university will study hiccups among adolescents for $219,000 and the university of illinois in chicago will e evaluate drug use as as as a sex enhancer at a cost of $123,000 and a study by the university of maryland at baltimore will spend $182,000 at a look at how methamphatemine use enhances motivation for rat sexual behavior. speaking of money, many s
from the senate democratic leader harry reid and vicki kennedy. there is a chance this could pass by late september, and one of the names being mentioned as a temporary senator is the former governor and presidential candidate, michael dukakis. >> that would be the interim senator, if indeed this law were passed. how about speculation to who might run in the election five, six months from now? >> reporter: vicki kennedy has taken herself out, but joe kennedy, bobby's eldest son, a former congressman is still looking at the race. he has some money left over in his campaign chest. and there's a host of other members of congress and other sta statewide officials. there's a lot of pent up ambition in massachusetts. there hasn't been an open senate seat since john kerry first ran in 1984, 25 years ago. >> all right, george stephanopoulos reporting, thanks. >>> even though he was away from the senate for much of the last year, until just days ago, the senator was actively involved in the health care reform debate, on the phone with colleagues. some of his allies in congress harbor hopes
city beach patrol. the surf is up. good morning, washington. >>> welcome back. 6:11. harry reid is predicting swift approval of an extension of the cash for clunkers program. it is running out of money. coress is considering $2 billion more in funding. some local dealers say their inventory is down to just a few vehicles. >>> 6:12. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is down on the alexandria waterfront. is the best time of the day to be down there. >> that is true. ♪ happy birthday to you i will quit singing. happy birthday. >> thank you for stops ringing. >> here is a look at the potomac. there are a lot of ducks out here. i wish i had my fishing sticks with me. it is a warm start to the day. 77reeseg here at founders park in oldse sound o und old- -in . other temperatures are mainly in the low 70's locally. frederick at 68. culpeper, 63. limited sunshine. 50% chance of sunshine. scattered storms. possible down toward -- possible downpours into the evening hours. well into the 90's this weekend. now we check on the commute. >> we are rolling a
in the fierce debate over health care reform. early this morning, harry reid promised that congress would continue to push for health care reform, a lifelong cause of kennedy's. reed said, the liberal lion's mighty roar may now fall silent but his dream shall never die. senator ted kennedy was 77. his successor will be chosen in five months through a special election. live in washington this morning. michelle back to you. >> thank you. >>> for more now on ted kennedy's life and legacy, here's hari. >> reporter: born into the kennedy political dynasty in 1932, he was known as teddy. he was the youngest son of joseph and rose kennedy. he followed in his father's and brothers' footsteps. along the way he earned the respect of democrats and even republicans who fought much of what he stood for. >> he is a fabulous united states senator. when he's against you, it's tough. when he's with you, it is a great experience. >> reporter: the brother of president john kennedy came on the political scene in 1962, when he finished out jfk's senate term. ted's quick ascent would soon be marred by tragedy.
harry reid said the democrats have enough votes to pass the bill, meaning consumers could take advantage of the rebates of up to $4,500 until labor day. >>> at six miles an hour, you wouldn't think a tap to your bumper would be a big deal until you find out the cost to fix it. among the most popular midsizeded cars from the insurance institute for highway safety, the mazda 6 was the only one to score an acceptable rating with the average cost to fix its bumper of nearly $900. the honda accord got a marginal rating with an average repair cost of a little more than $1,000. the ford fusion and the chevy malibu both got poor marks with an average cost of more than $2,000 for repairs. karen? >> claire leka here in new york. thank you. >>> just ahead on the morning news, a tearful homecoming for two american journalists. >>> plus massive storms bringing large hail clobber arkansas. >>> first, katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> we'll have the remarkable story of how this baseball e in agleverven seen a single game. ♪ there's only one word for this ♪ ♪ it's blis
. majority leader harry reid says he has the votes now to extend the recent program which is designed to get gas guzzlers off the road. >>> studies show you are a lot more likely to crash your vehicle on a cell phone. the obama administration says drivers need to wise up when they are behind the wheel. so next month the transportation secretary will convene a summit on distracted driving. >> we need to put an end to unsafe cell phone use, typing on blackberries and other activities that require drivers to take their eyes off the reasoned their focus away from driving. >>> a new virginia tech study found that drivers are six times more likely to crash if they are dialing a cell phone and a study by car and driver magazine found that texting and driving is more dangerous than drunken driving. >> however, drunk driving is still a huge killer in this country and tonight police say that was the cause of last week's deadly crash on a new york highway. a woman who drove the wrong way had been smoking marijuana, was very drunk and even had a bottle of vodka in the car. the crash killed that driver,
. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
are saying, stop. >> gregg: scott, in the beginning people like harry reid and nancy pelosi and surrogates of the president, were saying all these protestors and townhalls are not genuine, it's a setup. they are evil and unamerican. you have a pole of what americans think of these protestors? >> 49% believe they represent the views of their neighbors. 37% don't. by the way, not surprisingly is partisan view and harry reid were one of views the democrats felt and republicans had a different perspective of the situation. again, it's important to remember this is more than just about health care. it's part of the frustration. there is also a gap, 49% of people representing opinions of their neighbors. so people are squeamish about the behavior itself. >> julie: we used one of your polls and posed the question to the twitter followers who do you fear more. i found that one person wrote, i trusted government more, you can vote them out every four years but you cannot do the same with insurance ceos. and insurance companies, definitely and if we had more competition to private insurance companie
expressing honest and serious outrage. is it on wise for harry reid -- otherwise for harry reid and robert gibbs to be little the citizens as fake mobs, an american? >> i believe there are people but are not just up said. both sides do agree jobs mobilizing folks, complained to congressmen, and covers has been in recess. you should not belittle people with strong opinions, because it is a democracy, but these are clearly organized efforts on both sides to move daniel, and as your poll shows, we know in august economic noise on the grounds. health care -- this is a period of turbulent time. gregg: the fed said this week that the recession is nearing an end. the next poll takes a look at that. americans think reducing the deficit should be a higher priority than health care. one way to do that would be to return some of the unused stimulus money, which according to the government, we checked, is roughly 700 billion unused. >> it the present was successful with the economy, he could do whatever he wanted. but jobs are over 10% unemployment. in inner cities, 16%. they're having a hard time fee
." and some not-so-nice things said about harry reid as well. they're marrying people being upset about jobs and harry reid together and trying to put together this cohesive message. right now, they just syrianed a song called "the u.s.s. of a.," poking fun. >> overall, pretty peaceful? >> totally peaceful, all of the events. this is the sixth one so far of the tour, totally peaceful. spirited, there's a bit of an edge with some folk, definitely a lot of anger about what people perceive happening with the administration. but totally peaceful so far. >> jim, thanks so much. he's our man on the road. the other man on the road is ali velshi, heading for evansville, indiana, on the cnn express. until last week, the city was known as the refrigerator capital of the world. but now whirlpool, we get word, is packing up and moving out. ali joins us on the phone now from tennessee on his way to evansville. not good news that you're going to come across there? >> reporter: not at all. we're making a long stretch, from atlanta to evansville, indiana. i misspoke a little earlier when i talked to you. he
these people on american and other people suggesting that they are behaving like nazi's. you have harry reid: them evil mongerers. >> i said that it organized, but in america, you have the right to organize. you just have to evaluate what the feelings of the american people are in light of the organization. there are more than people from that town or that county. i certainly will not criticize them. i will listen to them they are citizens. they have a right to be heard. when that man was apoplectic and told me that god would stand before me, as he said it, you showed a clip. i said wait a minute, i did not want that man to be ejected. i did not want the story to be that a citizen was ousted from the town hall meeting. i wanted the impact to be that i was prepared to listen and stay cool. megyn: i was so impressed they had read the bill. they were very informed. >> they certainly were. i give them credit for that. it is even more reason why they are entitled to be listened to and have their voices heard. megyn: we are watching you and your poll numbers. so far, not looking that great in the
the senate majority leader, harry reid. god forbid you would have to see the voters face to face. that is scary. bill: nothing like a good old- fashioned conference call to drive your point home. and i think that the one question that we get more than any other from viewers is that if they are pushing for it this way in congress, will they live by it? megyn: do you know the second question? how does bill tai such a perfect tied? bill: spot on. my neighbor has been asking this for months, if the plan is so great, why not sign up for yourself? megyn: a reality television star, bay on a popular series. she is a bikini model. now she is dead and he is on the run. profile comes from the reality television web site. cops believe he might be the killer. bill: the largest identity theft in history. the number of victims could total more than one-third of the entire u.s. population. how can you defend yourself from line attacks that are this significant? -- from of attacks that are this significance -- from online attacks that are this significant ? are you receiving a payout from a legal
who will vote for a republican speaker of the house, the other will vote for harry reid or nancy pelosi. those are two critically important votes. regardless of how the vote on everything else, one guy will vote one way and the other will vote the other. who would you prefer they vote for? it is not a game of purity anymore. i wish she could become a but it is not. it is a game of evils of to lesers. >> i am concerned about what will be happening with the census. apparently this sense is now is going to be under the control of the white house. they are hiring all these people from a corn to be census takers. there was an article in "the wall street journal" that talked about how there is a question of them counting illegal immigrants in the census. i wonder how this will affect elections going forward. and if there is anything we can do about it. >> my understanding is there are some compelling laws that even the white house will have to comply with that. they were not able to pull it from the commerce department. under white house -- next door in the room there are 5000. that is
wearing swastikas. harry reid and then called them on american. -- harry reid then called them un-american. bill: chairman of the republican senate group joins us this morning, your reaction? >> petrilli disappointing and very sad. in fact -- >> it really disappointing and very sad. in fact, democrats in the house were told not to talk on this issue. we were not allowed to send information to our constituents. if anyone is drowning out opposing views, it is the democratic leadership. the real issue is what is in the bill. it is not what the american people want. that is why they are voicing their american concerns. there is nothing on american about voicing -- uun-american for -- there is nothing un- american about voicing concerns. bill: it goes on further. "health care is complex and touches every american. people must be allowed to learn the facts. do you think that the people know what is in that bill? >> i do not believe so. but if the american people had not been speaking out loudly to slow this process down, the bill would have already passed the house. the speaker said tha
and concentration. plus support for heart health. that's a great call. one a day men's. trace: harry reid speaking about ted kennedy. >> one of the highlights of my life working in the united states senate was ted kennedy. he was such a friend, a model public servant, and a brilliant american icon. so many difficult times in kennedy family history, they turned to their uncle ted for comfort. so many times in our country's history, america has turned to ted kennedy for the same comfort. with a grieving first lady at arlington national cemetery, and i will never forget how his deep love for his brother bobby helped him somehow summoned the strength to deliver that eulogy. as patriarch, he grieved with us with a loss of john john. for decades, ted kennedy was the rock of his family. he has left us to remember. it is now up to us to celebrate the senator who has helped so many live better lives. as a student at utah state university, i formed to the first young democrats club. i got a letter from president- elect kennedy. it was between the time that he had been elected and before he was inaugurated.
majority leader harry reid says, quote, it was the thrill of my work with ted kennedy. he was a friend, the model of publ servin a amendncari a icon. as we mourn his loss, with rededicate himself to theau cses to which cifut dlyul dutifully feiflis . senate kennedy stands wlihit th most patriotic men and wichl women t erve ser in these lls. s nancyi posil says he had a grand orvi fs america and an inparalleled work for change. he had deep concern for the least among us. no one has done more than setor konese tdy educate our children, care for our seniors and tsure the for all americans. of course, senator kennedy's death comes at a critical time of the health care debate. health care was a lifelong issue for senator kennedy. president barack obama is facing a very, very difficult fight for his health care reform plan. he is going to need all of the votes that he can get. the vacancy being left by the death of senator kennedy, of course, not great timing for the obama administration. actually, senator kennedy and in his final days was trying to change the succession law in massachusett
. nancy pelosi and harry reid are great individuals, they are not great legislative movers. we're ready stuck on capitol hill with the obama agenda and president obama has a very limited stock of political capital. he's using it up at high rates. pelosi and reid are using up his political capital. it is giving your checkbook to your neighbor and basically saying, go ahead and get me some home improvements and it is hurting obama right now and it is looking like a pretty tough fall. >> host: in that piece in "the hill" you mentioned one reason obama spent so much political capital is aside from the ambitious agenda, he allowed congress to set the tone of for example, healthcare reform. >> well, you know, you come in and the senate was the great incubator of policy ideas, they were chunking bills out regularly and the president could come in and like shopping at a department store, could pick and choose a handful of priorities and really press forward. that is what obama did with the "serve america" act, a significant piece of legislation that has been forgotten in this kind of early his
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
committee, once it comes out that harry reid look at them and say, you've got a lot of work but that's not what we want. we're going to move closer to the senate house committee and come whatever three comes out of the house. i want to come back to your statement about this in august. this doesn't matter what they do in august when they go home. this office is democratic and they are at a disadvantage because the opposition is geared up and it gets lost during the recess. >> all right. panel, stay with us. coming up, bill clinton is having de ja vu on health care. can president obama avoid that? that's next in the play book. hey, it's me, water. did you know that when you filter me at home i'm pretty much the same as i am in a plastic bottle? except that you'll save, like, $600 bucks a year. but other than that, we're pretty much the same. pur. good, clean water. (announcer) regular kool-aid. goes almost three times further than soda. kool aid. delivering more smiles per gallon. (groans) a lot of people are gonna be kicking themselves for not buying in this market. (woman) visit rema
though you're an independent now? would you support that or would you tell leader harry reid, no way, no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are of very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's just not good for the system and frankly it won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we've -- because he has other fights to fight. he has climate change next domestically and financial regulatory reform, he has the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats and three republicans working together, that is the hope to get things done. they said to me that they agree on three-quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three-quarters. and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we have something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time. i'm going to close on a lighter note. in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alec baldwin is quoted a
hecklers who have protested against the president's health care plans. senate majority leader harry reid called those protestors shrill. robert gibbs suggested the protests are not spontaneous. let's listen to gibbs first. >> i also have no doubt that there are groups that are -- have spread out people across the country to go to these things and to specifically generate videos that can be posted on internet sites so that people can watch what's happening in america. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything. we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senator reid's comments clearly directed at protestors like these exercising their rights to protest. here's how one lawmaker reacted to such a demonstration in long island, new york. >> no one is talking about the government taking over health -- >> oh, no, no! >> another congressman under fire for supporting the president's health care plan, congressman l
, they are getting an earful. they do not work for harry reid. they do not work for nancy pelosi. they do not work for barack obama. they work for the taxpayers, and the taxpayers are infuriated because they have enough -- they know enough to know that more americans are out of jobs, and, greta, at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is you stop spending what you do not have. greta: well, what people have to realize, too, if we end up having to print more money, we will end up with inflation, and some people think as long as they are working, their wages will go up with the inflationary prices, but now that we are part of the global economy, the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our products at these higher prices, so it is a much more serious problem now with inflation than it was years ago. >> it is a serious problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented types of conversations taking place because people simply do not have confidence. geithner went to asia, trying to tell them that e
, but the conservatives are being captured by right wingers. sean: chris dodd is going to lose. harry reid -- ok. bob macdonald is going to be the new governor of virginia. >> that when i will give you. sean: governor paterson is out in new york. he is done. >> we have a $3.5000 bet. sean: we are done. -- we have 83 hoa $3500 bet. >> we were in a tailspin. >> we were in a tailspin.
leader harry reid says he has the votes to pass the $2 billion extension of the cash for clunkers program. there are seven amendments, and none expected to pass. shepard: wendell goler, thanks. you wonder when the appetite people have for new cars will run out and whether they got an early russia that will sort of go away quickly, or whether there will be -- got an early rush that was sort of go away quickly or whether there will be something more. the historic day, judge sotomayor, the owner young woman from the bronx, who learned a lot along the way, -- the woman from the bronx. she is to be sworn in on saturday with the chief justice at her side. it is good to have you with us. be back for "the fox report." now, the man, neil cavuto. ♪ ♪ once you've dealt with the things that come between you... don't let erectile dysfunction get in the way. ♪ viva ♪ viagra! viagra...america's most prescribed ed treatment... can help you enjoy a more satisfying sexual experience. to learn more, spend some quality time with viagra.com ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. don'
the president has to decide to step up and really frame this for us. the leadership can do it. harry reid, i think, has worked hard. i know max baucus is working hard on the finance committee. we put a bill back together in july, as you know, david. teddy's committee, i was asked to chair temporarily for him. a good bill. it was 300 amendments as part of that effort. most of them technical, but many are substantive. that bill has been sitting will. we're ready to work on that along with the finance committee and to move forward. that's what needs to happen here. my belief is that if we can get these bills together and sit down with each other, we can produce a strong vibrant, vitally needed health care reform legislation of accessibility, of course, quality, and affordable. >> i want to get a final thought. first from you senator dodd. as you sit here this morning after all the emotion of the past week, what is the meaning of senator kennedy, the man and the legislator that you are thinking about this morning? >> well, john, i think said it very well. one thing that was so difficult. how do
destruction clinton to both clintons you name it. al gore, harry reid, they all thought there were weapons of mass destruction there. ted kennedy and john kerr kerry both said there were weapons of mass destruction. when it became obvious in july of 2003 that they weren't. the democrats began to say consistently that bush lied that drove his numbers down. i don't think republicans are going to act in a hyperpartisan way and say that obama is lying. credibility is the most important thing to a president. if your opposition doesn't believe you are legitimate to begin with. and begins this drum beat when they are aided by the media. it can be enormously creditor rosen. some cable people are hammering obama as being incompetent test not as a liar but as incompetent. he is in over his head, doesn't know what he is doing. that, i think may stick. that might stick. >> it may. look, i wrote a column early this year which i said i thought the obama white house was winging it. i think they are winging it to their disadvantage on this issue. i think though there is a difference between saying he is a
jersey governor of new york is in trouble. believe it or not harry reid is in trouble. democrats they don't see the country is not buying into that especially because the numbers on the employment side. stimulus isn't working people -- >> plain old fashioned we worry about taxes and you listen to barack obama's speech at the convention he laid out a very conventional democratic bent kind of agenda. didn't look like a new democrat. >> we have to take a break. talk about professor gates issue when we come back. much much more of the great, great, great american panel straight ahead. >> you feel that -- >> i am going to get females from this audience -- >> from me. >> i think any of us would agree acting the same way as professor gates. we have shown him that we live in this house. >> he didn't show him. >> he showed him his driver's license. he showed he lived in the house and then brought him out and arrested him. >> he walked out onto the porch and arrested him. >> he started calling him a racist and attacked him and he was disturbing the peace. >> everybody over reacted in this situation
that harry reid is considering a plan to break the plan into two parts. put the more expensive reform
it alone cite resistance of the g.o.p., and also we heard from the senate majority leader, harry reid's spokesman saying "we will not make a decision to pursue reconciliation. this is the process of the vote, until we have exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill. however, patience is not unlimited. we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." so what about this? let's bring in our panel, steve hayes with the week hadly standard, and a.b. stoddard, associate writer of the hill and byron williams. >> eric can cantor is right. in the house, they have been going it alone since the beginning. remember the fight in the energy committee between the blue dog democrats? the reason they were having that fight is because they made the decision at the beginning that they weren't going to get any republican votes at all. they drafted the bill by themselves and have been pushing it by themselves. as far as the house is concerned, the democrats have always been going it alone. as far as the senate is concerned, they have been having negotiations with
with the stimulus bill. this is according -- we showed you this yesterday -- to harry reid, who said, quote, this legislation is the first step in building a clean energy economy that creates jobs. the apollo alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them, end quote. does the president know who this man is? s do the president and america demand and listen to this answer? does the president know that he has now had two pretty big encounters with the founders of the weather underground? that's the group that bombed government buildings. do you remember he didn't really know bill ayers, but now indirectly, the other founder of the weather underground is helping write our bills. we asked the white house today if the president knew. we're still waiting for a response. by the way, we also told you that the white house has tied or wanted to go around the f.b.i. to have some of the vetting done by the white house. f.b.i. seeming seemingly is a little slow. i would think that bas
reform bill was his number one priority. i hope harry reid will insist it's the number one priority. if the republicans decide to filibuster, let them filibuster. let the american people see what they're about, just opposing anything that representing progress. >> and speaking of filibuster, do you think the american people right now have fallen off the wagon with president obama if he doesn't, you know, play that hand. i think it's the liberal base getting shaky. your thoughts? >> my thought is we were elected to lead, not to follow. the american people want us to get out in front. even if they are hesitant to follow us, they put their trust in us. and the democrats were given a majority and president obama mandated to get health care reform done in this country. this is our opportunity. and we ought to put the polls aside. if we get it done, you know, the rewards will be to follow. the american people will realize we took risks, he took a lot of risks, but he got him done and he serves their interest. i know they'll re-elect him if he gets this done. joe madison, good to have you
. but we are not going to stand with -- anymore. the families can -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and the rest of the people in congress in the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know if that's going to be part of the plan. what we're talking about -- what we're talking about is giving penl who don't have health insurance options. >> this is a direct assault on our personal liberties, our personal freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to government the hell out of our lives. >> okay. so what is all of the fuss about? does anything really get accomplished? can you get your point across when you're disrupting a meeting like this? does it make sense? is it real? is it fake? tomorrow night we'll go in depth on the health care town hall meetings. you want to stay tuned right here on cnn. tomorrow night we'll report on that. >>> tragedy over the hudson river. bodies are still missing after a deadly
and the words of senate majority leader harry reid among the possibilities the plans under consideration by senator reid according to "the wall street journal," split the legislation in two. that would be divide and conquer, a strategy that would allow democrats to go it alone according to some of their leaders on the most expensive parts of the bill and then perhaps work with republicans on parts where there is more agreement. congressional sources tell us this is just one of many possibilities now being considered by the democratic leadership and the white house. >>> in a move that some fear to be outright retaliation for opposing the president's health care proposals, a congressional committee led by congressman henry waxman sent a letter to dozens of the country's private health insurance companies demand demanding financial information on their employees. the letters reportedly not sent to other industry groups some of which support the president's plan. a copy of the waxman letter obtained by "lou dobbs tonight" shows that congress wants to know the salary, the bonus, stock option,
? glenn: this guy is a liberal, apparently. >> non-py pelosi, harry -- nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in the congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> in ten years, it will create a $10 billion surplus. >> ha ha ha ha ha! >> in your face! >> there has never been a government program that had a surplus! >> something to say to your constituents, sir? >> stop spending our money! no cap and trade! no to cap and trade! glenn: this is amazing. in my lifetime, i have never seen anything like this. i know the left has dismissed a lot of these people because they don't understand actual grassroots. it's all community organized for them, but a lot of these people are people that have just never done this kind of stuff before in their life. bringing back now senior judicial analyst, and author of "dread scott's revenge" judge andrew napolitano. huh a wild experience this weekend, but i have talked to people, listeners, who told me they went to some of these town hall meetings and some of these people ar
to roll over every time harry reid or nancy pelosi brings them to the white house. i have a list of "talking points." i should not have gotten hold of this. two democratic members of the house democratic leadership accompanied with their simplistic platitudes and bumper stickers "talking points" the one of the strategies is saying go demonize insurance companies. tell people, no more co-pays. no more out-of expenses, no more yearly caps on what you pay. even though the bill does not say these things nor will any of this happen, they're engaged in a propaganda campaign. can these simplistic "talking points" work? >> well, they can if they don't know the facts. the facts are yeah, they'll do all that. you just won't get to see a doctor. you won't have any care. you don't have a co-peay or deductible. you won't have a tr or nurse or medicine! a quarter of all medicare money is spent in the last year of the patient's life. they can't say we want those people to die but that's what they mean. they are going to slice medicare. my father is 99 years old. he spent a week in the hospital,
majority leader harry reid warned his colleagues they might have to work into their scheduled summer vacation if they don't act before the weekend. so you can bet they will act before the weekend. but even as the program is helping folks in the market for a new car, it appears to be hurting certain charities. you have seen their ads in the newspaper, the ones asking for you to donate your old car. turns out cash for clunkers is a little bit more popular than a tax write-off for clunkers. adam housley is in sun valley, california, with more on that tonight. adam, how much are charities losing? >> shepard, in some cases, 30%, 40%. here at rightway charities in sun valley, a car like this might get $400 in an auction. it will auction off 20 or so cars like this a week. pretty good money going to the local boys and girls clubs and other charities in the area. now they are saying down 30% to 40%. their numbers are dropping significantly which means less money to some of these charities. shepard? shepard: i'm curious about what the specific difference is between cashing in your car and don
, current events, and politics. monday night chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. >> coming up next book tv presents after words. this week in new york city ben mezrich. the accidental billionaires. mr. mezrich details the web site. its current international status and profiles several of the principal players and the development including the current ceo, mark zuckerberg. he discusses his book with a.j. jacobs, editor-at-large of esquire magazine. >> host: hello. my name is a.j. jacobs. book tv after words. i am here today with ben mezrich who has written about a very interesting book about the founding of this book called "the accidental billionaires". >> guest: thanks very much. >> host: as our viewers may know you have pretty much created your on literary genre of the financial thriller. these books about billionaire man who beat the system somehow. ton of cash. >> i write about young kids and wild things. they are usually geniuses who pulled something of, some sort of scheme. i am interested in people who made fortunes. more fun to hang out with crazy rich ki
're worried about reform. the senate leader harry reid was giving an interview to publication called "the hill" last week when he said the town hall protesters are evil-mongers using lie, innuendo and rumor to drown out rationale debate. i never heard that word before. but the latest poll says 62% of people ask say protesters at town hall meeting are really outraged over the healthcare reform plan. 29% side with reid camp saying they were fake mobs there to put on a show. >> jamie: for those of you who can't get to town hall meeting thousands are trying to speak out via your computer and you're finding it crowded on the internet superhighway. so many people e-mailed the representatives with questions and concerns that the house web servers were overloaded. >> technical personnel warning that it would be unresponsive and slow due to traffic. >> rick: a town hall exchange between doctor from georgia and congressman got heated and it got attention. the doctor challenge congressman on reform plan and the congressman mistakenly challenged the doctor where he was from and what his motives were. this
the republican party on with him. >> i'm just wondering, we heard from harry reid and a part of his quote, he says they're talking their cues from talk show hosts. it's not often you try to blow yourself up, but that's what they're obviously doing. it's a party being run by a talk show host. i think there are a lot of people saying you know, rush limbaugh is the one in charge still. >> i think the point that democrats are trying to do is what this is about is that they can't defend their health care plan on the merits. >> mike, philip, how can they defend it if they're not even being allowed a chance to explain it? you have people showing up, not aloeing them to even talk. >> listen, the president of the united states has had how many prime time news conferences -- >> we're not talking about the president. we're talking about these town halls. >> they've had months to make their case -- >> it's not about responsibility. >> if you look at polling numbers, they show mounting opposition to health care policies. >> i can't imagine, any poll that suggests that people lacking discussion where one s
recognize a lawyer when i see one. listen, i'm a registered democrat! >> nancy pelosi, harry reid and all these people in congress in the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? glenn: america, democrats and republicans, ask yourself, are these unreasonable questions to ask? well, let's see how they're responding now. here is nancy pelosi and barbara boxer. >> i saw some of the clips of people storming these town hall meetings. the last time i saw well dressed people doing this was when al gore asked me to go down to florida when they were recounting the ballots and i was concerned it was the same type of people. >> you be the judge. they are thugs at the town hall meetings. >> i have never seen well-dressed people do these things unless they were with the al gore thing. are they stealing healthcare now? nancy pelosi, i know you can't produce any documents or minutes of where you were briefed by the c.i.a., but could you produce not new photos because i'm sure they will be yerve ry where now, but can you produce a photo any evidence of all o
for. they do not work for nasa policy or harry reid or barack obama. they work for the obama -- the american taxpayer. they are infuriated because they had enough sense to know that all of the spending we have seen is not working out. more americans are out of jobs. at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is stop spending would you do not have. greta: what people do not realize is that if we end up having to spend more money, we will get inflation. some say as long as i am working, my wages will go up with the inflationary prices. the problem is that if the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our goods at these high prices -- it is a much more serious problem of inflation from 30 years ago. >> it is a huge problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented times of conversations taking place because people do not have confidence. timothy geithner went to asia trying to tell them everything was fine and they laughed at him when he started to tell them that everything was s
of new york is in trouble. believe it or not harry reid is in trouble. democrats they don't see the country is not buying into that especially because the numbers on the employment side. stimulus isn't working people -- >> plain old fashioned we worry about taxes and you listen to barack obama's speech at the convention he laid out a very conventional democratic bent kind of agenda. didn't look like a new democrat. >> we have to take a break. talk about professor gates issue when we come back. much much more of the great, great, great american panel straight ahead. (announcer) crest whitestrips has created a revolutionary strip... it sticks to your teeth so well... you can even drink water with it on. crest whitestrips advanced seal. get a dramatically whiter smile... while you do just about anything. satisfaction guaranteed. ♪ ♪ i got troubles, oh ♪ but not today ♪ 'cause they're gonna wash away ♪ ♪ they're gonna wash away ♪ ♪ ♪ they're gonna wash away ♪ this old heart ♪ gonna take them away [ quacks ] >> you feel that -- >> i am going to get females from
there is a telling quote from harry reid about the stimulus bill. i want to get this exactly right. he said "the apollo alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in moving the public to support them." i think that second part is really critical, that they brought together all the major elements of the leftist coalition and used it to bring public opinion to them. historically the unions have been very much against environmental regulation. the inside her with apollo and van jones is that if you take the money from the treasury to subsidize the green jobs and make them union jobs, give money to the social justice street organizers and so on, you can get every one of these leftist constituencies on the same side with taxpayers on the other side, and they can loot the u.s. treasury in order to support all of their friends. glenn: pat, you said to me during the break it is all about the money. >> it is about the money, folks. it is all about the money. it is all very simple. the unions, there was a question asked a
, current events and politics. monday night, kris anderson and senate majority leader harry reid. >> james lovelock, a warning sign to send originator of the guy at theory presents the theory that there's nothing we can do to stop the earth from getting hotter so it is time to concentrate on how to save ourselves. south down all cultural community center in washington hosted this event. it is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you, everybody, for that wonderful welcome, and thank you for your kind introduction. it will make my speech easier. ladies and gentlemen, where i live, in the united kingdom, summer last year was cool and wet, and the winter was the coldest of this century. these affects were not just in our country, they were felt in china and parts of this great continent as well. the gulf of mexico last year, last summer, was 8 degrees celsius cooler than it has been in previous years which is just as well. it did not do the damage that its sister, katrina, did the year before. my friends among climatologists tell me the average
stimulus bill in 2008 that included almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill. harry reid thanked them for design the final stimulus package that was enacted into law. they brag on their website that they helped design this thing and push it through. glenn: seiu, the labor group, the ones pushing through healthcare. this is acorn/seiu. their vice president is on the board of directors of apollo, correct? >> the president of seiu is on the apollo board of directors. >> tell me where john podesta is on all of this? >> he is on the apollo board and works for the center for the american progress, which sends out the daily marching orders, the talking points to the left side of the blogs and the on-line activists and those organizers out on the street, the acorn and seiu folks get their daily talking points from that center for american progress e-mail. glenn: america, i would like to ask you, barack obama keeps tieing to separate himself from all of these organizations. he's giving speeches and telling us i'm one of you guys, really i'm one of you, but then these organiza
that? or would you tell harry reid, no way, no how. >> i think it's a mistake to try to jam through the health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's not good for the system. frankly, it won't be good for the obama presidency. he's got other fights to fight. he's got climate change next domestically, he's got the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee, which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats, three republicans working together, that's the hope to get things done. they've said to me that they agree on about three-quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three quarters and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we've done something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time so i'm going to close on a lighter note. question to senator lieberman. in the latest issue of play boy magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying: maybe i'll move to connecticut. >> when you started with the playboy piece, i'm glad you ended with alec
with nancy pelosi in the house, harry reid in the united states senate, the democrats are in some ways and i mean this with all due respect, devoid of charismatic, powerful, popular central figure. there is no democrat right now speaking on behalf of the president except for the president who anybody at least and i'm talking to you as middle of the road as i possibly can be, there is nobody on the democratic side who is appealing to the people who is explaining how this will impact them and i think that the democrats, they are wimping out. they are getting their clocks cleaned on the town hall meetings. they are hiding. they are as the rain increases here on the vineyard, i can say that the republicans clearly have outmaneuvered the democrats, the question is whether or not no healthcare is an acceptable alternative now. do you have any inside information bob on the condition? as the rain increases, i think we will move this down below deck. any information at all about the senator's frail condition right now? >> i talked to some people last week who had been around him. he reads the paper,
on the economy, current events and politics. monday night, kris anderson and senate majority leader harry reid. three days of peace, love and music, 40 years ago this weekend, half a million people gathered for woodstock. co-founder michael lang takes us behind the scenes tonight at 9:00 eastern on both tv. >> in your new book from the new deal to the new right, you argue that modern conservatism was found in the south, why? >> the reason i make that claim is often people talk about southern strategy, the capture of the south by the gop after the 1960s beginning with barry goldwater, nixon's 72 election but in some ways, the situation is the reverse, southerners played a key role in development in the conservative capture of the republican party itself, and also republican ascendance national league. in certain ways, a combination of southern segregationist politics and northern economic conservatism were blended over time by various political actors in a way that allowed the national language of racial resentment and opposition to federal and state power in the democratic party in general. >>
record as a moderate, mainstream judge. and majority leader harry reid criticized republicans for their opposition. >> i'm disappointed not more of my colleagues are likely to vote for this outstanding nominee. in light of her record and qualifications. but maybe in the future things will get better. i am, however, grateful for the respect my colleagues have shown her throughout this process, even those who have said they are not going to vote for her. >> ifill: the confirmation vote is expected to take place on thursday. in economic news, there were two encouraging reports from june. the national association of realtors reported pending home sales were up for a fifth straight month. and the commerce department said consumer spending rose 0.4%. it's been up two months in a row on wall street. the dow jones industrial average gained 33 points to close at 9320. the nasdaq rose more than two points to close at 2011. and still to come on the newshour tonight, foreclosure assistance; a guantanamo update; and containing avian flu. that follows a look at today's white house effort to
with this and they are trying to keep those guys in communication and harry reid on the majority side who wants to make sure he is overseeing it. they have to make sure something does or does not get through the senate. they have a significant role to play and i wouldn't be confused. i think they are definitely watching from the side and making their -- >> yes or no, the only vote today the sonia sotomayor vote. >> he will get that on thursday. that is all but assured. right now it is all over but the shoutin'. i think we are waiting for the vote. >> it is all over for us. and we will have a look at the forecast and the obama administration promises to put its efforts behind a clearing and cleaning the water in our area. >>> and some local post offices could be closed to save money. we'll be right back. of kelly saunder's nature valley, the place that inspires her to go faster... and slower, elk mountains, colorado. where's yours? 100% natural nature valley granola bars. the taste nature intended. >>> 14 post offices are on a list of 1,000 that could be closed. it is an effort to save cash. the agency is strug
harry reid of bullying by telling an employee of the review journal that he wants the paper shut down. sherman frederick calls out the democratic senator in sunday's paper alleging that the arc was made during a brief exchange between reed and the advertising director. fred frederick writes that he said "i hope you go out of business." the publisher minced no words in his response to reid saying such behavior must be called what it was, a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully. reid's office did not respond to our request for comment. the governor of massachusetts today announced when a special election will take place to determine the successor to the late senator ted kennedy. the absence of the noted deal maker is seen by a blow to president owe baism ma's healthcare reform effort. steve brown reports on where that effort goes from here. >> i am designating, tuesday, january 19, 2010 as the date of the date of the speech elect. that date is almost five months away. we can't wait five months. we have to wait in the next few months to get this done by the end of the of the year. >> can
. harry reid said today this is all a bunch of nonsense. >> it's a phony issue. it does not deserve even a minute of our attention on the floor of the united states senate. it's absurd, irresponsible, baseless, and a false claim that has long ago been refuted. >> who are these so-called birthers? let's start with orly taitz. she's gone so far as to say that the president should be tried for crimes perpetrated upon american citizens. there's also allen keys, a former presideform former presidential candidate. phillip berg filed a birther lawsuit against president obama. the case was dismissed. berg also sued then president george w. bush claiming he was complicity in the 9/11 terror attacks. there's also a man by the name of andy martin, said to be one of the first people to claim that president obama was secretly a muslim. radio pastor wyle drake reportedly brought orly taitz into the movement. also the conservative news webside world net daily. the birth movement has been gaining traction online, especially along some conservative bloggers. according to google it's a mostly southern thi
leader harry reid blamed the news media for creating the august recess timetable, a creation in fact at the white house, a key republican bristled at reports of g.o.p. obstructionism. >> the trouble is you folks are looking for news news and there ain't no news. >> that, of course, is never true, but the senate's gang of six negotiators did agree to meet sporadicly over the august recess in order to meet a new september 15 deadline and look for house democrats to stage weekly healthcare events, daily response blogs and outreach to hispanics. bret. bret: sometimes true, a little nugget here or. there >> always some news. bret: thanks. senate banking committee chairman chris dodd says he has prostate cancer and will have surgery next month. the connecticut democrat made that announcement today at his office in hartford. >> i'm going to be fine. it can be caught early. the great thing about the annual physical is if you get an early detection of prostrate cancer, it's very manageable. >> dodd says he will continue to work for healthcare reform so everyone can get an annual checkup like
already ran through the original $1 billion. senate majority leader harry reid says the bill to spend $2 billion more on the program will likely pass the senate before friday. the house has already approved that bill to allow the extra funding. >>> iran onian officials are deciding whether to charge three americans with spying. friends claim the trio was simply hiking to a filmous water fall in iraq when they accidentally crossed the unmarked border with iran. secretary of state hillary clinton has call for their release. >>> the panel that investigated the virginia tech miscare will not take another look at the case. governor tim kaine received dozens of letters from survivors an victim' families asking the panel to come together again but on monday, the governor informed them that edmonton not reconvene the panel. their request followed the discovery of the gunman's medical records last month. kaine says there are still many families who do not want to reopen the case. he says that he will accept any factual corrections that need to be made to the panel's initial report. >>> a local ho
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